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Wall Street Journal, May 22 2018:

The U.S. and China are moving closer toward resolving their trade dispute, with the two sides agreeing on the broad outlines of a reprieve for embattled Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. and Beijing...

Devex, May 21 2018:

ACCRA, Ghana — The future success of the African continent lies to a large degree in its ability to hone the skills and talents of its ever-growing youth population. However, some argue that the...

Financial Times, May 18 2018:

Donald Trump’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico appear likely to drag into next year after his administration failed to meet a congressional...

Wall Street Journal, May 17 2018:

A fresh test of the IMF’s rescue chops is in the works as the Argentine peso and Argentina stock markets fall.

But a number of big questions are yet to be resolved, and they could rattle...

Devex, May 16 2018:

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in a corner of the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., sits the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the bank’s youngest, smallest, and least known agency...

Wall Street Journal, May 15 2018:

The Trump administration is facing stark choices as it seeks to fulfill promises to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico ahead of a fast-approaching deadline....

Voice of America, May 14 2018:

LOS ANGELES —
The fight against poverty needs to focus aggressively on the health and education of the young and vulnerable, said non-government organization and development officials who...

Devex, May 11 2018:

WASHINGTON — The BUILD Act, the bill that would create a new United States development finance corporation, moved closer to passage this week, with the House Foreign Affairs Committee approving...

Financial Times, May 9 2018:

Argentina is seeking International Monetary Fund aid after a series of drastic interest rate rises failed to stop the slide in the peso, pushing a country that only recently restored its...

Wall Street Journal, May 8 2018:

BRUSSELS—The European Central Bank is likely to move over the summer to gradually phase out its bond-buying program, perhaps announcing a decision after its July 26 policy meeting, a top ECB...

Financial Times, May 5 2018:

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is set to extend its financing operations to Latin America and Africa after reaching agreements with those regions’ leading development banks....

New York Times, May 4 2018:

BEIJING — Senior Chinese and American officials concluded two days of negotiations late Friday afternoon with no deal and no date set for further talks, as the United States stepped up its demands...

The Washington Post, May 3 2018:

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund censured Venezuela on Wednesday for failing to share updated figures on its troubled economy.

The action carried no immediate penalties but it...

Financial Times, May 2 2018:

While the US Federal Reserve marches on towards further rate rises, other G10 central banks are beating a retreat — and none more so than the Bank of England.

Market expectations of a BoE...

Devex, May 1 2018:

CANBERRA — China’s investment in foreign agriculture totaled $26 billion in 2016, with investments in 100 countries. But this may just be the tip of the iceberg.

A new report released by...

Wall Street Journal, May 1 2018:

President Donald Trump temporarily averted a trade war with the European Union by extending, for one-month, waivers from tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum exports from the bloc. Now, the...

Wall Street Journal, Apr 30 2018:

Good morning. The International Monetary Fund updated its framework for dealing with governance and corruption issues in its annual economic assessments of countries; the changes will pressure...

Wall Street Journal, Apr 27 2018:

The World Bank has appointed Yale University’s Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, a leading academic who has probed how international trade can fuel inequality, as the bank’s new chief economist.

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New York Times, Apr 26 2018:

FRANKFURT — The eurozone economy has been a puzzle lately. Some indicators are pointing up, some down and some sideways. It’s hard to know whether growth is losing momentum or just pausing for...

Financial Times, Apr 25 2018:

Turkey’s central bank on Wednesday lifted one of its key interest rates as it looks to place downward pressure on price growth, shrugging off calls from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to keep...